Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 6 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Vista Serena is the first hostel in Manuel Antonio designed for young people. We are recommended by the Lonely Planet guide and the Hostelling International. Set on a mountain, surrounded by jungle, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the hostel is the perfect place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions.

Our hostel is specially designed for foreign visitors. You get the rainforest and Costa Rica's most beautiful beach, and still have all of the comforts of home.

We run a small, secluded hostel, and offer personalized services to our guests. Our goal is to cater to the individual - with a little Costa Rican touch! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2021
    A very peaceful hostel with the most beautiful views of the sea.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Dec 2020
    I've stayed at a few hotels in the area before I stayed at Vista Serena. It is perfect here and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Manuel Antonio. They treat you like family and always remember your name. There is a big kitchen, many bathrooms, a large deck with lots of hammocks and a gorgeous sunset view. I've seen several beautiful animals here including squirrel monkeys and scarlet macaws. There are many hammocks to relax in and enjoy sunset after a day at the park. Javier, the host, is great.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2020
    Beautiful views, peaceful, clean, friendly, accommodating! Appreciate the breaktaking views from your patio for which Manuel Antonio is known! Appreciate hammocks in which to relax and enjoy the serenity & scenery. I love that there are separate cottages with 2 bedrooms, then a shared kitchen, living room, and bath. On-site restaurant will serve you on your patio so you can take advantage of every moment of the beautiful surroundings! Owner & staff are very kind & accommodating!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2021
    Vista Serena is a quiet but very comfortable place to stay. If you’re there to party, it isn’t the place. If you want to take time off and enjoy a nice view, it is the perfect place for you to stay. The housekeeper is super nice, even though there was a slight language barrier, he always managed to help me out! Thank you Vista Serena for the nice stay, I stayed 8 days and will definitely be back :)
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Jan 2021
    This hostel has one the best views that I have ever seen. When I arrived to the hostel there were not many people staying at the hostel which it made it hard to socialize with other travelers.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2020
    Una grata experiencia, muy amables, un servicio excelente. Las habitaciones a pesar de ser pequeñas son cómodas. Todo bien.
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Feb 2021
    Had a great view, with a nice environment and atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly. Great place to sit and watch the sunset. Can easily get down to Manuel Antonio on a short bus journey.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    13 Jan 2021
    The most incredible view from the balcony - Paraíso! Could have done with an extra bathroom, and the kitchen wasn’t the cleanest but this is down to other guests as it was cleaned which is a shame. Overall we had a great stay and it was the perfect spot for us. Owner was very helpful, lovely bloke.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Feb 2021
    Nice hostel with friendly eccentric host! Dorm was small but nice enough and had air conditioning which was very useful. Good kitchen and social spaces, hostel location is good but to get into town you have to walk up quite a steep hill on the side of a busy road. Overall great stay and would recommend
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    16 Jan 2021
    For the price, it's nice, but don't expect much on the cleanliness side, there might also be miscommunication with the janitor/auditor, but he is a good guy. But the sunsets are the nicest feature of this hostel.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi